Musharraf wanted ‘secret deal’ to form joint govt: Sharif

Musharraf wanted ‘secret deal’ to form joint govt: Sharif

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that former dictator Pervez Musharraf had offered him a “secret deal” to return to the country from exile in Saudi Arabia to form a joint government in 2008. At a meeting of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PLM-N) parliamentary committee yesterday, Sharif said, “Musharraf wanted a secret […]

US bans large electronic devices on direct US-bound flights from 8 countries

US bans large electronic devices on direct US-bound flights from 8 countries

WASHINGTON: Passengers traveling to the US from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries, including from global hubs like Dubai, cannot carry large electronic devices like cameras and laptops as cabin baggage under a new Trump administration order on Tuesday, citing terrorism concerns. According to the tough security restrictions, passengers will have to check in any […]

Trump wants to build 30-foothigh wall at Mexican border

Trump wants to build 30-foothigh wall at Mexican border

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website further detailing President Donald Trump’s promise to build a “big, beautiful wall” at the Mexican border. The […]

Position on Kashmir not affected by CPEC: China

Position on Kashmir not affected by CPEC: China

Beijing: China has reiterated that Pakistan and India need to settle the issue of Kashmir by resuming dialogue. “China’s stand on the disputed valley will not be affected by China-Pakistan Economic Corridor,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said during a routine press conference in Beijing on Friday. “On the Kashmir issue, China’s position is […]

‘Wouldn’t be here right now if not for Twitter’

‘Wouldn’t be here right now if not for Twitter’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said that he has reached the position where he is now because of Twitter and the social media platform helps him get around the media. “(I) probably wouldn’t be here right now, but very seldom. We have a tremendous group of people that listen and I can get around […]

Pak asks FBI, social media sites to help fight blasphemy

Pak asks FBI, social media sites to help fight blasphemy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has sought help from the FBI, Facebook and other social media platforms to combat blas­phemy which is a very sensitive issue in the Muslim- majority country. Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said his country would lead the global Muslim commu­nity in combating the blasphemous content on social media platforms. He made the remarks […]

Pakistan set to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as fifth province

Pakistan set to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as fifth province

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is planning to declare the strategic Gilgit-Baltistan region as the fifth province, a move that may raise concerns in India as it borders the disputed Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Pakistan’s minister for inter-provincial coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada told Geo TV that a committee headed by Advisor of Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz had proposed giving the […]

Chinese Premier cautions US against trade war

Chinese Premier cautions US against trade war

Beijing: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday warned the US against any trade war, saying American firms would be the first to “bear the brunt” if such a war breaks out. His comments came ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s key summit with his US counterpart Donald Trump, who has labelled China a currency manipulator […]

Trump paid USD 38 million in taxes in 2005: White House

Trump paid USD 38 million in taxes in 2005: White House

Washington: US President Donald Trump paid USD 38 million in taxes on more than USD 150 million in income in 2005, the White House announced on Wednesday, in a move to pre-empt a leak on this issue by one of the popular television shows. The White House released details of Trump’s income and tax returns […]

UK watchdog probes Hindu charity over irregularities

UK watchdog probes Hindu charity over irregularities

London: Britain’s charities watchdog has opened a statutory inquiry into the workings of Bhaarat Welfare Trust citing a number of “serious regulatory concerns” about the financial management of the Hindu charity. The Charity Commission said it had identified a “number of serious regulatory concerns” about the financial management of the Trust, which is based in […]

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